Blog questions for Intern of the Month:
Name: Blake Burkhalter
Hometown: Dallas, TX
College: Mountain View Community College
Major: Children’s Ministry
PT Site: Wesley Rankin Elementary
Why did you want to serve as an intern at PT?
I love working with kids. I have worked with kids for a very long time and saw I had a passion.
What is the most important lesson you have learned from working with children/youth?
Show them you care. They tend to love you when you show them you care. Kids love to talk to someone and know they are listening.
What is your favorite part of the Project Transformation experience?
My favorite part of the Project Transformation experience is knowing that I have made a difference in the life of the children and parents, but also feeling that they made my life that much better as well.
If you could tell one story from your experience at PT – what story would you tell?
There was a little girl who came in late in the school year. She didn’t want to talk to anyone and she was on a lower level grade wise. She didn’t want to talk to me and would always tell me “no”. When I connected with her two younger sisters, ages 2 and 4, she started to open up. I finally got her to start spelling words out loud with the other kids. Now she talks to me everyday!